France Defeats Austria 1-0 in Euro 2024 Opener

In the opening match of Group D at the Euro 2024 football tournament, France secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Austria. The decisive goal came courtesy of an own-goal by Austria’s Max Wober, who inadvertently headed Kylian Mbappe’s cross into his own net.

The game proved to be a tense affair, with France struggling to find the second goal that would have put the result beyond doubt. Despite Austria’s best efforts, they were unable to find an equalizer, and the reigning World Cup champions held on for the three points.

The match was not without its concerns for France, however, as star striker Mbappe suffered a suspected broken nose late in the game following an accidental clash with an opponent. Coach Didier Deschamps confirmed that Mbappe’s injury is “not good at all” and that the team will assess the situation.

“Mbappe’s injury is not good at all. We will have to assess the situation and see how he is doing.” – Didier Deschamps

Elsewhere in the group, the standings currently see France top the table, with Austria sitting in second position. The next round of fixtures will see France take on the Netherlands, while Austria faces off against the Republic of Ireland.

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